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      Who says that Pakistan Cricket is dead and burried? It can never be till the oomph of an Afridi is present in it. Pakistan's humdinger in Colombo truly belonged to Shahid Afridi, who has been a real epic. Colombo of yesterday was like Columbia Pictures dying to have best hero for their movie; as it turned out, it was Shahid Afridi who rocked the formidable batting line-up with his pictorial bowling. After Pakistanis the photographers of Colombo enjoyed his bowling the most, his every gesture on-field was meant to be top-notch photo in every news.

      This man's stats are mostly discussed due to his power-hitting but this time numbers are with his bowling too.

      Shahid Afridi joins the unique club.

      6000 runs and 300 wickets; its the club about which a cricketer can only dream-off, this is real triumph of an all-rounder's career. Shahid Afridi became the first Pakistani and only second player in world - after Sanath Jaysuria- to have 300 wickets and 6000 runs in ODI career.

      Unorthodox Afridi joins Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

      After his fastest century in 1996, who could have a slender thought of Afridi being the bowler to join Wasim(502) and Waqar(416) in leading wicket takers of Pakistan? Shahid Afridi(301 wickets) today is 3rd leading wicket-taker from Pakistan in ODIs. He is also now 11th leading wicket-taker from all over world in ODIs, and just 15 more wickets will make take him in top-ten leading wicket takers.

      4th leading spinner in terms of wickets.

      Shahid Afridi, with 301 wickets, now stands as 4th leading wicket taker in ODIs as a spinner. Muralitharan(522), Anil Kumble(337) and Sanath Jayasuria(322) are ahead of him.

      King of Colombo savours his reign!

      3rd Most man of the match awards for Pakistan.

      Shahid Afridi with his all-round performance has even surpassed Wasim, Waqar, Miandad, Yousuf here. With 23 Man of the match awards; Afridi has 3rd most man of the match awards from Pakistan. Only Inzamam-ul-Haq(24) and Saeed Anwar(28) are ahead of him.

      Power-hitter as a batsman.

      3 out of 6 fastest centuries in ODIs belong to Shahid Afridi. 6 out of 12 fastest fifties belong to him, and only player to score fifty of 18 balls twice in his career. 288 Sixes in ODI career makes him leading six-hitter in ODIs whereas 366 sixes makes him leading six-hitter in all formats(including Tests, ODIs & T20s). 6606 career runs more than run-a-ball are being scored by Shahid Afridi, and he has best strike rate(113) in World among players who have at least 1000 runs.


      Hypothetical stats make Shahid Afridi a Garry Sobers of ODIs.

      Though there are some reports of his retirement after WC'11 but with his current age(31), he can at least play for another spell of 4 years. If he manages to play 4 years with same form then Afridi can amazingly become Garry Sobers of ODI Cricket or even better than him. Currently he has 6606 runs and 301 wickets, If we give him 2000 runs and 100 wickets in next 4 years then he is as followed:

      - Can be the only player to have 400 wickets and 8000+ odd runs in ODIs

      - Can be the only second spinner, after Muralitharan, to have 400 ODI wickets. Moreover, Just 37 more wickets will make him second leading wicket taker among spinners.

      - Most man of the match awards by a Pakistani; he just needs 6 more awards.

      - 400 international sixes? Yes, he can be the first and probably last one to do so in history of Cricket.

      - 8000+ runs with more than run-a-ball?

      Shahid Afridi or Kapil Dev?

      Kapil Dev might have been the best bowler produced by India, undoubtedly there is no comparison between these two, but Shahid Afridi has snatched a rare feat of Kapil Dev. Shahid Afridi has the best bowling figures by a captain in World Cup. Afridi's 5 for 16, against Kenya at Hambantota, were the best bowling figuers by a captain in 10 World Cups.

      Leading wicket-taker in World Cup?

      We have heard names of Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Chaminda Vass, Geoff Allot, Glen McGrath as leading wicket takers in World Cup. Who knows after WC'11 we might have Afridi's name too, in just 2 matches of on-going World Cup, he has 9 wickets so far.


      http://www.cricbeat.com/2011/02/shah...b-awesome.html


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      Great Afridi.

      Oh Sindh Muhinji, Soonha tuhinjiya Mathaan.

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      Great Afridi proud of u.
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      AWESOME MashaAllah !

      And Shahid's bday in two days
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      Afridi is not much of batsman, not much of a bowler, a poor tactician, he is a good fielder and a passionate player but what has taken him so far is what is crucial to an athlete at international level, his supreme fitness.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
      Afridi is not much of batsman, not much of a bowler, a poor tactician, he is a good fielder and a passionate player but what has taken him so far is what is crucial to an athlete at international level, his supreme fitness.
      Yeah he is nothing......

      Doesnt even know how to bat and bowl

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      Quote Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
      Afridi is not much of batsman, not much of a bowler, a poor tactician, he is a good fielder and a passionate player but what has taken him so far is what is crucial to an athlete at international level, his supreme fitness.
      I have often criticised Afridi for throwing away his wicket in ODI but he is a wicket-taking bowler and a good fielder. He mixed his variations nicely against SLA yesterday and deserved the MoM. Let's give credit where it is due. I have always regarded his batting as a bonus

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      He has shifted focus as the team demanded of him over the last 10 years.....all in all he suffers from poor decision making in batting and some other occasions such as the past indiscretions of biting the ball, roughing the pitch etc....

      However his strengths outweigh his weaknesses and most fans of Pak cricket come down hard on him since he has more talent then he sometimes utilizes...case in point are his match winning batting knocks many times as well as his bowling and fielding skills....

      Bottom line, he has inner demons that overcome him now and then and lead to his implosions. Other than that he is an ASTOUNDING ALL ROUNDER. SO HATS OFF TO HIM!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by waleedhbk View Post
      [COLOR="blue"]Hypothetical stats make Shahid Afridi a Garry Sobers of ODIs.
      If only his bowling and batting averages are switched then there would be some truth to it...

      BTW congrats to Afridi for achieving both landmarks

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      Afridi has come to what he originally recruited for. Spin bowling. He has evolved in last 4 years and has brought some much variations and surprises that keeps batsmen wondering all the time. His engaging and challenging attitude is what keeps distracting batsmen all the time, not that he spins like Murali or Abdul Qadir.

      Batting, no thanks. He explodes in every 15th innings, so could Wahab Riaz or any other regular batsman. So I wouldn't count him as all rounder anymore.
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      Both times I have had chance to watch him, Afridi has dominated. Once with bat (was it against New Zealand?) and the last match. 2 for 2. He also seems to be a happy go lucky personality.

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      Waleed is the best Shahid ever had
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      I think Shahid is a great bowler...and he use to bat damn well too...I still remember when he came on for the first time...all the girls in Sri Lanka went CRAZY over him

      They use to swoon over his eyes...his smile...his hair
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      Quote Originally Posted by Southie View Post
      Both times I have had chance to watch him, Afridi has dominated. Once with bat (was it against New Zealand?) and the last match. 2 for 2. He also seems to be a happy go lucky personality.
      Yeah he is a complete allrounder

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      Waleed is the best Shahid ever had


      Quote Originally Posted by aaliyahkhan1 View Post
      I think Shahid is a great bowler...and he use to bat damn well too...I still remember when he came on for the first time...all the girls in Sri Lanka went CRAZY over him

      They use to swoon over his eyes...his smile...his hair

      Coz he is Pakistani

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      another fact, Afridi has played 14 WC ODI's and his highest is 37 with avg of 11.37.

      I still love afridi for his bowling and most of all keeping unit together,,, but no one beats razzaq.
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